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Recognition Process for Social Organizations

May 10, 2018
Dear Harvard College Students,

I am writing today to announce the College’s new social organization recognition process. As you know, Harvard College seeks to build a community where every student can thrive, and it does so on the foundation of a set of shared values including belonging, inclusion, and non-discrimination. Today’s announcement represents an important step in helping to ensure that we are building such a community.

The process draws upon the recommendations of the College’s February 2017 Report of the Implementation Committee for the...
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Harvard College USGSO Policy Implementation Announcement

March 1, 2018
Dear Harvard College Students,

I write to update you on how the Office of Student Life (OSL) will implement Harvard's Unrecognized Single-Gender Social Organizations (USGSO) policy. The policy states that "students matriculating in the fall of 2017 and thereafter who become members of USGSOs will not be eligible to hold leadership positions in recognized student organizations or on athletic teams. In addition, such students will not be eligible to receive the Danoff Dean of Harvard College's endorsement for College-administered fellowships." As a reminder, students... Read more about Harvard College USGSO Policy Implementation Announcement

Office of Student Life Welcomes Associate Dean of Students Lauren Brandt

January 12, 2018
Dear Harvard College Students,

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Lauren Brandt as the Associate Dean of Students in the Office of Student Life (OSL). Lauren comes to OSL from the Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct, where she has served as an Assistant Dean since 2014. Lauren succeeds David Friedrich, who left Harvard in July of 2017 for a position at MIT.... Read more about Office of Student Life Welcomes Associate Dean of Students Lauren Brandt

Harvard - Yale Game Safety Reminder

November 15, 2017
Dear Harvard College Students,

It’s Harvard-Yale Week! As the 134th Harvard-Yale football game approaches this weekend, we write to update you on upcoming events and provide some gentle reminders.

The Game is a wonderful tradition where we gather as a community and join with our friends at Yale for some spirited but friendly rivalry. One of the hallmarks of our Harvard community is caring for each other. Harvard students take care of one another and those around them. With that in mind, we want to share the following:
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Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Staff Transition

April 17, 2017

Dear Harvard College Students,

I write to share that after thirteen years of dedicated service to Harvard College and its students, Dr. Loc Truong is stepping down from his position on May 31 to accept the position of Assistant Dean of Student Support Services at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Since 2015, Loc has served as the director of diversity and inclusion programs, a position within the College’s Office for Equity...

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Winter Weather Update

March 13, 2017

Dear Harvard College Students,

The University, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), and the College have been preparing for the arrival of tomorrow’s substantial winter storm. While many of you are away enjoying the spring recess, we want to remind those of you who remain on campus that the University and FAS are closed, and encourage you to plan ahead for the storm’s arrival.... Read more about Winter Weather Update

Introducing Omni 2.0

January 22, 2017

Dear Harvard College Students,

Omni @Harvard College – your mobile app for student life and well being – was developed specifically for you and launched just over a year ago. After hearing from many of you about what you were looking for, I am pleased to announce the launch of Omni 2.0. Your app now includes access to gym hours and schedules, wellness information and events, food truck schedules, enhanced shuttle tracker, major College updates, and more.... Read more about Introducing Omni 2.0

Harvard-Yale: Be Safe, Be Smart, Have Fun!

November 17, 2016

Dear Harvard College Students,

This weekend we look forward to hosting members of the Yale community on our campus as we celebrate the long-standing rivalry between our schools. This will be my first Harvard-Yale weekend and I look forward to seeing many of you on campus and at The Game! We encourage you to enjoy the festivities responsibly and to look out for the health and well being of your peers from Harvard and Yale alike. Below are a number of reminders and helpful updates as you make your plans.... Read more about Harvard-Yale: Be Safe, Be Smart, Have Fun!